Book Nook: January 2020

January 2020 Book Nook | Book reviews | Goodreads reading challenge 2020

One of the biggest outcomes from last year’s ambitious reading goal is that I now have a lower tolerance for books I’m not enjoying. If I start one and it’s not floating my boat, I simply set it aside and move on. That’s not to say I don’t still occasionally suffer from “Optimistic Reader Syndrome” though, where I like to believe a book will be redeemed by its ending. And sadly, as you’re about to see, I’ve already succumbed to it. More -> More ->

Book Nook: December 2019

December 2019 Book Nook | Book reviews | Goodreads reading challenge 2019

The closer I got to the end of the year (and, therefore, my reading target), the less I wanted to read. I noticed the same thing last year – I started to feel like I had to read just to hit an arbitrary goal, and so my stubborn streak kicked in. It was a stretch but, ultimately, my Type-A tendencies won out. 😉 So yes, I hit 100 books for the year. Here are the last few. More -> More ->

The Best Way To Journal (& In Just A Few Minutes)

How to start a journal when you're short on time

You probably already know the many benefits of journaling, but it just takes up so much bloody time. Right? And you’ve read over those few entries you made as a teenager and, well, let’s just say they wouldn’t set the literary world alight. Still, you can’t help feeling you’d love to have a record of your life and a place to store your thoughts, ideas, and deepest secrets. Now if only you could find an easy, effective way to do it that didn’t require an extra hour a day…  More -> More ->

How To Read 100 Books In 2020

How To Read More Books

Whenever I share a photo of my library haul, I inevitably receive a slew of surprised comments about the amount of books I borrow, with many people wishing they had more time to read. So, given that I’m just about to hit my goal of 100 books this year (almost double last year’s total), I’m sharing some helpful ways I managed to squeeze a LOT more reading into my regular routine. (Note that you don’t have to read 100 books. Pick a number that seems challenging but doable to you.) More -> More ->